Pushbullet now works with Whatsapp, Telegram, Google Hangouts and others

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Pushbullet is one of the most handy applications if you happen to use an Android or iOS device. It mirrors notifications from your mobile device on your computer and allows syncing between your devices in ways that were crude and rudimentary before or not so well done by other apps at the moment. Now it is expanding that functionality to all Android users to reply to messages from their computers using apps like Line, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Whatsapp and Google’s Hangouts.

It will work the same way as it has been working with SMS which has been supported for a while now (since last year). Normally, Textra is my go-to application for this functionality on Android but it works with other messaging apps as well.

Pushbullet will update automatically if you use its Chrome and Firefox extensions and you’ll need to update if you use the PC app. Of course you’ll also need to update the phone app as well. There’s a small catch if you need to reply to Hangouts messages via Pushbullet: you’ll need to install the Android Wear app even if you don’t necessarily have an Android Wear watch with you. Hangouts via Pushbullet is handy only if you use it as your SMS app since you can always have Hangouts on both your PC and your smartphone and it will work just fine without the need for a third party application to be involved. Also, you’ll need to be on Android 4.4. KitKat or 5.0 Lollipop.

 

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